November 9, 2012 § Leave a comment
October 25, 2012 § Leave a comment
These are a series of charts realized by Fast Company that help us to understand the Pinterest phenomenom in data. First of all, we realize that women are the predominant users of this social network. ‘Visual Art and Design’ and ‘Craft’ are the predominant tags, but the most interesting fact, as the authors say, is that “..something about its layout and culture stokes an enormous buying impulse.” That means very soon we’ll see companies much interested in ‘pinners’ as they already are in ‘likers’. Design by Ted Keller, Fast Company.
July 13, 2012 § Leave a comment
Organizing complex systems of data is thrilling, and when you reach beautiful and functional solutions you feel a sense of power, the power of control over a wild, complex, informative world. You can feel the same in watching such a work as the one for TW2 Visual Breakdown. This apparently complex diagram goes further on respect to a basic timetable or storyboard. This beautiful work of synthesis shows how hard was the process behind the creation of the game cinematics. Concept and production by Platige Image.
July 11, 2012 § Leave a comment
Like it or not, we know it, even if we ignore it (or choose to ignore) for most of the time: data are everywhere around us, carried by waves in which we all are constantly immersed. Nowadays architects and designers have the problem to manage these data and give them a form. My question, as a visual designer, is about the possibility to give visible form to the growing complexity of this ‘data-sphere’ or ‘hertzian-space‘, in order to produce a shareable sense, and thus shareable information. The research of Christopher Warnow in the field of data visualization is very interesting in this sense. I was impressed in particular by his project of immaterial-data visualization in a tridimensional space. New and interesting fields are opening to designers, in which to discover new forms of narratives between space and data.